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This or That: 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 vs. 2005 Subaru WRX STI [w/poll]

Which Potential Collector Car Do You Prefer?<p>Some cars, due to ultimate desirability, particular rareness, or spectacular performance/prestige eventually become collectible. It's darn near impossible to know which ones will make it into the rarefied stratosphere of collectibility – why is a late …

As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is Dying

While discussions about tech bubbles have been heated, few commentators seem to be targeting their invective at the real underlying bubble: the World Wide Web itself is crumbling. Like any outmoded technology, the Web is rapidly losing users as it fails to adapt to disruption from mobile apps and …

Solar Roadways wants $1 million to turn the US' roads into an energy farm

At some point, you've probably sat back and said "Couldn't we solve climate change and the broader energy crisis just by sticking solar panels to everything?" It's not a bad idea, mind, but the cost and resistance to such a scheme would make it a nightmare to implement. But what about if we turned …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …

Jolla CEO Plans to Allow Sailfish OS Installation on Android Devices

Jolla Smartphone with Sailfish OS went on sale last month with Android app compatibility allowing users to run Android applications, and was …

The sorry state of server utilization and the impending post-hypervisor era

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Want to know a deep dark secret in the enterprise? Despite the widespread use of server virtualization, hardware resources in …

Hands-on with Tablo, a DVR that streams over-the-air TV nearly anywhere

Many streaming-savvy DVRs either lean heavily on cloud services or are linked to traditional TV -- neither of which is ideal for cord cutters trying to lower their long-term costs. Nuvyyo is promising what could be a more affordable option with its upcoming Tablo DVR. The upcoming, partly …

Pixelstick Takes Your Long Exposure Photography To A Trippy New Level

Remember that night when you and your friends discovered how to “draw” with your camera’s long exposure function?<p>You started out simple, piercing the dark with a cheap handheld flashlight as you traced a terrible rendition of your name through the air. You were hardly halfway through the last …

Nest Protect Is A $129 Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detector That Takes Nest Deeper Into The Connected Home

Nest Labs, the home hardware maker co-founded by two ex-Apple luminaries, is today unveiling its second product, Nest Protect, a $129 smart device that hopes to do for the smoke and carbon monoxide detection market what Nest’s Learning Thermostat did for home temperature control. That is, it wants …

iPhone, Nokia & Blackberry: one chart that tells a story of divergent fortunes

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>In 2007, when the iPhone launched, some of us believed that it was going to change the phone business forever. Nokia (s NOK) …

Om Malik

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REST Hooks and the real-time web

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>Much has been written about the “real-time” web. Yet, depending on who you talk to, it …

Android this week: Moga Pro reviewed; Nexus 5 spied; an Asus Android/Windows hybrid outed

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>After last week’s craziness with the debut of new Android(s goog) smartwatches and phones, this week was one of rest. And that …

Tour the world with these photos from the past seven days – from the snow capped peaks in New Zealand to the at-risk puffin colonies in Iceland: www.bbc.com/travel/slideshow/20130913-our-favourite-images-of-the-week?ocid=fbtvl

All-in-one 3D printer, copier and fax machine hits Kickstarter goal in 1 day

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: AIO Robotics<p>The Zeus all-in-one 3D printer, copier and fax machine launched on Kickstarter Wednesday and handily …

3D Printing

IFTTT adds SmartThings as a trigger connecting your house to the web!

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: smartthings<p>The connected home hub SmartThings has connected with IFTTT (If This Then That) to let users start giving …

All you need to know about HDMI 2.0

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Earlier this week, the HDMI Forum unveiled the next version of its HDMI standard at the IFA trade show in Berlin. HDMI 2.0, as …

Galaxy Gear: Samsung launches new smartwatch

Samsung unveils the price and release date of the hotly-anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch, at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin.<p>Samsung says the Gear can act as an extension to a smartphone by discreetly alerting users to incoming messages and calls on its 1.63-inch screen.<p>Users can even …

Gear & Gadgets

Dancing Ghosts: What You Get When You Interpolate Long Exposure Photos

Check out the creepy effect seen in the video above, titled “Dancing Ghosts.” It was created by photographer Micaël Reynaud, who photographed a group …

Meet 115, the Newest Element on the Periodic Table

The extremely heavy element was just confirmed by scientists in Sweden.<p><b>If you've learned all the elements from actinium to zirconium, it's time to head back to the periodic table, where there's a new, extremely heavy element in town.</b><p><b>The new element doesn't have an official name yet, so scientists</b> …

Periodic Table

5 Important Tone Mapping Tips That Will Improve Your HDR

Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our …

Students invent special drink to combat ‘kebab breath’

The dreaded consequence of having ‘kebab breath’ after indulging in a takeaway could be a thing of the past after three German students reportedly …

Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: the best phone you'll probably never buy

What we're about to describe is the same kind of phenomenon we experienced with 5-inch phones in 2010. If you recall, that year marked the debut of the Dell Streak 5, an absolutely massive smartphone / tablet hybrid for that time. Fast-forward to 2013, when 5-inch screens are the norm and 6.44-inch …

Microsoft Explains Outlook.com Outage

Those who use Outlook.com may have run into a few problems earlier this week when the system went down. Microsoft explained today that it all started …

Software

North Korea unveils 'native' Android smartphone

North Korea likes to say that it's on the cutting edge, even if it usually isn't -- and that now includes a locally-built smartphone, the AS1201 Arirang. We don't know much about the Android handset, but state media claims that it's made in Pyongyang and ships with a domestically produced app. As …

Sony fits an entire camera in a lens that snaps on your Android phone

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Sony Alpha Rumors<p>The mega-battle over smartphone camera megapixels could be a moot point based on images and …

Google updates Glass with video player, improved voice commands, additional Now cards

It's a big day for Glass. Google's pre-production wearable just scored a variety of additional features, including a video player, improved voice control, voice-activated Path and Evernote updates, #hashtags, boosted SMS support and additional Google Now cards. Let's break them down.<p>With the new …

Why Paul Stamatiou suggests Android is finally better than iOS

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>http://paulstamatiou.com/android-is-better<p>Many articles explaining what it’s like to switch from iOS(s aapl) to Android(s …

Elon Musk details Hyperloop: public transit via aluminum pods and electric motors

Elon Musk is into transportation, whether it's an electric car or a spaceship. Today, he detailed a plan to revolutionize a portion of public transit. It's called the Hyperloop, and it's meant to get folks from SF to LA (or any two cities less than 900 miles apart) in 30 minutes seated in aluminum …

The story behind the iPhone’s ubiquitous “Boo-Dah-LING” ring tone

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Whether it’s for email, a new Facebook update or a push notification for Angry Birds, every iPhone owner (and nearly every …